The Carolina Band Festival and Conductors Conference has brought the very finest guest conductors and conducting clinicians in America to the UNCG Campus each year since 1990.

Carolina Band Festival and Conductors Conference Clinicians

2017

11th-12th Honor Band: Col. Lowell Graham, Director of Orchestral Activities, University of Texas at El Paso, Retired Conductor U.S. Air Force Band, Washington, DC
9th-10th Honor Band: Dr. Stuart Sims, Director of Instrumental Studies California State University, Stanislaus
Conductors Conference: Mr. Scott Rush, Conductor, Charleston Wind Symphony, Author, “Habits” Series for GIA Publications

2016

11th-12th Honor Band: Dr. Russel Mikkelson, Director of Bands, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
9th-10th Honor Band: Dr. Damon Terry, Director of Bands, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Conductors Conference: Dr. Eric Wilson, Director of Bands, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

2015

11th-12th Honor Band: Dr. John Locke, Dr. Kevin Geraldi, Conductors, UNCG
9th-10th Honor Band: Dr. Terry Austin, Director of Bands, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Conductors Conference: Dr. Jack Stamp, Director of Bands, Composer & Department Chair, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania

2014

Snowed Out!

2013

11th-12th Honor Band: Frank Wickes, Director of Bands Emeritus, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
9th-10th Honor Band: Bruce Moss, Director of Bands, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
Conductors Conference: Gary Green, Director of Bands, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

2012

11th-12th Honor Band: Eugene Migliaro Corporon, Director of Wind Studies, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
9th-10th Honor Band: Mark Camphouse, Director of Wind Ensemble & composer in Residence, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Conductors Conference: Ed Lisk – Internationally acclaimed author/clinician/conductor

2011

11th-12th Honor Band: Richard Floyd – State Director of Music, University of Texas, Conductor, Austin Symphonic Band
9th-10th Honor Band: Sue Samuels – Director of Bands, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Conductors Conference: Michael Haithcock – Director of Bands, University of Michigan

2010

11th-12th Honor Band: Gary Green – Director of Bands, University of Miami
9th-10th Honor Band: Rodney Dorsey – Associate Director of Bands, University of Michigan
Conductors Conference: Donald Hunsberger – Conductor Emeritus, Eastman Wind Ensemble

2009

11th-12th Honor Band: Frank Ticheli – Professor of Composition, University of Southern California
9th-10th Honor Band: Eric Wilson – Director of Bands, Baylor University
Conductors Conference: H. Robert Reynolds – Director of Bands Emeritus, University of Michigan

2008

11th-12th Honor Band: Don Wilcox – Director of Bands Emeritus, West Virginia University
9th-10th Honor Band: Brian Doyle – Director of Bands, Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam
Conductors Conference: Richard Clary – Wind Ensemble Conductor, Florida State University

2007

11th-12th Honor Band: Kevin Sedatole – Director of Bands, Michigan State University
9th-10th Honor Band: Scott Teeple – Director of Bands, University of Wisconsin
Conductors Conference: Craig Kirchhoff – Director of Bands, University of Minnesota

2006

11th-12th Honor Band: Michael Haithcock – Director of Bands, University of Michigan
9th-10th Honor Band: Marcellus Brown – Director of Bands, Boise State University
Conductors Conference: Richard Gregory – Conductor, Tara Winds

2005

11th-12th Honor Band: Tom Fraschillo – Director of Bands, University of Southern Mississippi
9th-10th Honor Band: Timothy Rhea – Director of Bands, Texas A & M University
Conductors Conference: Ed Lisk – Internationally acclaimed author/clinician/conductor

2004

11th-12th Honor Band: Tom Leslie – Director of Bands, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
9th-10th Honor Band: Julian White – Director of Bands, Florida A & M State University
Conductors Conference: Jerry Junkin – Director of Bands, University of Texas

2003

11th-12th Honor Band: Gary Hill – Director of Bands, Arizona State University
9th-10th Honor Band: John Carmichael – Director of Bands, Western Kentucky University
Conductors Conference: Stanley Michalski – Director of Bands Emeritus, Clarion University

2002

11th-12th Honor Band: Ray Cramer – Director of Bands, Indiana University
9th-10th Honor Band: Hal Cooper – Director of Bands, Arkansas Tech University
Conductors Conference: Mark Kelly – Director of Bands Emeritus, Bowling Green State University

2001

11th-12th Honor Band: Gary Green – Director of Bands, University of Miami
9th-10th Honor Band: Stephen Gage – Director of Bands, Youngstown State University
Conductors Conference: W. Francis McBeth – Internationally acclaimed composer/clinician

2000

11th-12th Honor Band: Ken Bloomquist – Director of Bands Emeritus, Michigan State University
9th-10th Honor Band: Linda Moorhouse – Associate Director of Bands, Louisiana State University
Conductors Conference: Richard Miles – Director of Bands, Morehead State University

1999

11th-12th Honor Band: Jack Stamp – Director of Bands, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
9th-10th Honor Band: Andrea Strauss – Director of Bands, Georgia Tech University
Conductors Conference: Ed Lisk – Internationally acclaimed author/clinician/conductor

1998

11th-12th Honor Band: James Croft – Director of Bands, Florida State University
9th-10th Honor Band: Les Hicken – Director of Bands, Furman University
Conductors Conference: Frank Wickes – Director of Bands, Louisiana State University

1997

11th-12th Honor Band: David Waybright – Director of Bands, University of Florida
9th-10th Honor Band: Paula Crider – Director of Longhorn Bands, University of Texas
Conductors Conference: Craig Kirchhoff – Director of Bands, University of Minnesota

1996

11th-12th Honor Band: Col. John Bourgeois – Conductor, United States Marine Band
9th-10th Honor Band: Barbara Payne – University of Hawaii
Conductors Conference: Myron Welch – Director of Bands, University of Iowa

1995

11th-12th Honor Band: James Curnow – Internationally acclaimed composer/conductor
9th-10th Honor Band: William Keith – Director of Bands, Armstrong State College
Conductors Conference: Jerry Junkin – Director of Bands, University of Texas

1994

11th-12th Honor Band: Gerald Welker – Director of Bands, University of Alabama
9th-10th Honor Band: William Fry – Director of Bands, Columbus College
Conductors Conference: Ed Lisk – Internationally acclaimed author/clinician/conductor

1993

11th-12th Honor Band: Col. Arnald Gabriel – Conductor Emeritus, U.S. Air Force Band
9th-10th Honor Band: John Zdechlik – Internationally acclaimed composer/conductor
Conductors Conference: Jack Williamson – Director of Bands, Central Michigan

1992

11th-12th Honor Band: Don Wilcox – Director of Bands, West Virginia University
9th-10th Honor Band: James Barnes – Internationally acclaimed composer/conductor
Conductors Conference: Gerald Welker – Director of Bands, University of Alabama

1991

11th-12th Honor Band: Thomas Dvorak – Director of Bands, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
9th-10th Honor Band: Robert Jager – Director of Bands, Columbus College
Conductors Conference: Robert Gutter – Director of Orchestras, UNCG

1990

11th-12th Honor Band: Frank Wickes – Director of Bands, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
9th-10th Honor Band: Joseph Scagnoli – Director of Bands, Ball State University
Conductors Conference: Jack Stamp – Director of Bands, Indiana University of Pennsylvania